Optimizing the Sideline Medical Bag

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Preparing for School and Community Sports Events

by James M. Daniels, MD, MPH; Joel Kary, MD, ATC; Joseph A. Lane, MD
The Physician and Sportsmedicine – Vol. 33 – No. 12 – December 2005

This is an informative and helpful article for all physicians who are asked to provide sideline medical coverage at school athletic events or cover community centers or neighborhood parks.

A well-stocked medical bag allows the team physician a flexible, portable, and affordable approach to providing medical coverage for various sporting events. Whether covering a local event as the team physician or as a spectator, the most important concept is to use sound clinical judgment, a coordinated effort, and a predetermined plan for treating or referring medical conditions.

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